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ἐλπίδων γὰρ ἐς τίν̓: lit., “"(we may well ask whither we are to go,) for towards what remaining (ἔτι) hope of (all possible) hopes is fate now urging us?"” What hope now remains for us, in the course on which we are driven? For ἔτι, which here is virtually equiv. to an adj. “λοιπήν”, cp. 865 “τῆσδε τῆς ἀρᾶς ἔτι.

ἐλπίδων in its good sense, rather than neutral or sinister (“"bodings"”): cp. El. 958ποῖ γὰρ μενεῖς ῥᾴθυμος, ἐς τίν᾽ ἐλπίδων
βλέψασ᾽ ἔτ᾽ ὀρθήν

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